Wetter, stormier weather moving into Acadiana

Posted at 5:48 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 06:48:39-04

It's been a really nice stretch of weather going back to the end of last week, and while we will certainly be getting back to that forecast we've got some storms to work through first.

Tuesday will be the transition day when moisture will start to increase across much of the area, coming in with a stiff breeze that is originating in the Gulf of Mexico.

All of this moisture will make it possible to see a few isolated showers and storms popping up Tuesday afternoon, and enough energy will be available for a few to cross over into severe criteria.

The most significant threat will be well to our west in the Arklatex region, however, there's enough energy in the atmosphere to spark a severe storm or two in western Acadiana, wind and hail would be the primary threat.

As the rains spread out early Wednesday morning the severe threat diminishes slightly, while more of us start to see the wet weather as a front pushes across Acadiana.

There's a chance that a few storms on Wednesday morning cross into that severe threshold, the SPC placing us under a marginal risk, with winds the main issue.

The front that's moving through on Wednesday will move quickly which will prevent flooding from being much of an issue but also means we could be clearing out by the end of the day.

Winds will turn and be from the north and cooler air will push its way back into the area leaving us cool and crisp for what is left of the work week.

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